Remote Delegates In Action
By Cy Roth
The Remote Delegate Program gave Arrowmen the opportunity to attend NOAC 2018 shows, competitions, panels, and trainings from the comfort of their home. Remote Delegates (RDs) were treated in the same way as in-person delegates in every way. RDs received the same packet that Delegates receive, from the @OASustainability water bottle to the nametag lanyard.
Even though they haven’t met face-to-face, the RD contingent worked together to make their NOAC journey just as impactful as if they were actually at Indiana University. They have mainly been communicating through their Facebook page, where they have discussed the conference, organized efforts, and made life-long friends. Through the Facebook group they have designed a unique RD lodge flap and the contingent decided to donate all profits from the patch to help with camps damaged by fires in recent months (i.e. Philmont & Emerson).
“I think the Remote Delegate program is a unique opportunity for those of us who are not able to make it to the conference. I have enjoyed watching my home lodge participate in dance competitions,” said RD Brian L. The Remote Delegate contingent has been just as active on social media as the delegates present in Bloomington; whether it be participating in a live-streamed dance party, filling up water bottles on Twitter using #OASustainablility, or using Instagram to show their viewing of the shows’ live-stream or participating in a Guerrilla social media dance party.
Each Arrowmen helps Decide the Destiny of our Order – in-person and digitally.